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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
+1 334-263-3970
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick church to lead the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott, which ignited the civil rights movement. Steeped in history, this church, where Dr. King served as pastor from 1954 to 1960, was also the site of many civil rights meetings during that era.
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454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
+1 334-263-3970
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A delightful tour of this unassuming church. Guide was very knowledgeable, encouraged questions as well as photos and even took them for everybody. Very special place.

Thank BonnieJ718
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful church in such an ironic location: just a couple of blocks from the imposing Capitol Building, where Jefferson Davis once gave his inaugural speech from the building’s massive steps. A warm, welcoming church. At 16, I slipped down this stairs 😂 in the...More

Thank SarahA1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went on the tour by ourselves probably would get more out of it on a guided tour. you can take as long as you want. you visit both the lower level and the worship center of the the church. you can see the capital...More

Thank 331revad
Reviewed 12 September 2017

While you can visit on your won it is well worth taking a guided tour to learn the details you would miss on your own.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived early for a scheduled tour and were immediately invited to, introduced to other couple on tour and guides, and joined a tour. Mrs Battle was a fantastic tour guide; welcoming, knowledgable and passionate. She stopped and took photos for anyone and everybody in...More

Thank Penguin_penguin8
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Visited the church before touring the parsonage. We were welcomed by two lovely women who guided us during our visit. Being able to go inside the church where Dr King preached was amazing. We were able to see the pulpit at close quarters and stood...More

Thank Graham_Derby
Reviewed 23 August 2017

One of the Best Tours in Montgomery! Wanda, the tour guide, is awesome! She is very knowledgeable and keeps the tour upbeat and interesting. You will leave inspired and blessed!

Thank S0uthernTraveler7
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We were just in time for the last tour of the day. In fact it had just started but the two guides greeted us very enthusiastically - strong hugs all around. A decent video gives an introduction before the guide tells you about the highlights...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We were just in time for what we saw was the last tour of the day, and we are so glad we were. We were VERY enthusiastically welcomed by both the guides, just as the video had started. The tour starts in the 'basement' and...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I remember segregation and church bombings and fire hoses and dogs and marches. What hit me today while visiting Montgomery is that Dr. ML King was not the leader of civil rights movement just because he was smart or educated or charismatic. When you stand...More

Thank dkorwood
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